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Marine Debris Response Planning in South Carolina

AUGUST 12, 2016--On July 26 and 27, the NOAA Marine Debris Program coordinated and hosted the South Carolina Incident Waterway Debris Response Planning Stakeholder Workshop.

The workshop was held in partnership with the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston, South Carolina, in an effort to strengthen coordination between federal, state, and local organizations to improve preparedness for an incident that generates debris in South Carolina’s waterways. During the day and a half workshop, participants shared their agency’s roles, responsibilities, and jurisdictions; discussed permitting and compliance processes; and ran through scenarios using a response flowchart developed by the Marine Debris Program. The information gathered during this workshop will be incorporated into the South Carolina Incident Waterway Debris Response Guide, which should be released in the fall.

For more information about the meeting or the NOAA Marine Debris Program Regional Response Planning efforts, contact or

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Participants in the workshop. (NOAA)